Android have shown an increase in market sales, overtaking Apple by a considerable margin and now account for three quarters of the market share.
If there was any concern that Brexit would have a negative impact on foreign investment in the UK, the doubts were somewhat quashed this week when ARM Holdings announced a takeover by Japanese tech giant, Softbank, in a deal worth a staggering £24bn.
Everyone knows the monthly Norfolk Developer meets attract speakers from around the country to talk tech to us, but we were reminded recently that we also have a more practical function. To bring like-minded programmers together. One such successful collaboration began in March last year between John Heaser of Responsive Systems and freelance mobile developer [...]
Agile software development is based on twelve core principles, while all twelve play a role in improving how an organisation produces software two in particular are key to understanding how we should view the world and our place in it. Customer satisfaction by early and continuous delivery of valuable software Working software is the principal [...]
Norfolk is very lucky to have a thriving tech scene, one which supports growth and encourages its members to help each other where they can. Adrian Pickering from Epos Now experienced this firsthand when he was after an experienced educator for his developers and was introduced to Kevlin Henney. Adrian saw Kevlin give a talk [...]
Cloud computing means storing and accessing data and applications over the Internet, instead of your computer's hard drive. In essence the Cloud is a metaphor for the Internet. Nearly every internet user is using the Cloud in some way, they just might not realise it. The Cloud can be broadly divided into 3 different types: [...]
Anyone who has worked in an agile team will be familiar with the concept of agile pointing, seeing everyone in the team holding up cards and declaring an item of work to be 5 points, 8 points, 13 points.... But why do we estimate like this? Wouldn't it give more certainty to the business if [...]
Integration is all around us. It’s what makes stuff work together seamlessly and, when done well, it means we don’t even notice it. An integration is essentially joining two or more things together. In tech terms we all take advantage of an integration every day when we charge our mobile phones or tablets. Our chargers [...]
NorDevCon 2016 was yet another resounding success for Norfolk Developers. With an impressive array of speakers and workshops we had more attendees than any previous year. This year, for the first time, we had students and teachers attending from some of the local schools and academies as well as the usual range of techies and [...]
What: What's your biggest time management challenge? When: Wednesday 16th March 2016, 6.30pm to 9pm Where: The King's Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/225119249/ Speaker: Ermine Amies (@Sandler_Ermine) Frustrated by not enough hours in your day? Annoyed that you don't get everything done on time? Over committed? Drowning in email? Procrastinating when you [...]